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Bill Bryson The Road to Little Dribbling

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Bill Bryson The Road to Little Dribbling

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed.

Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never got to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric and endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn’t altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain’s occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call the rainy island his home. And not just because of the cream teas, a long history and an extra day off at Christmas.

Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.

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